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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 156



1.0 star rating Jenny from Rochester, New York


This was simply one of the worst shows I have ever seen. It was a chaotic mess. Jesus wasn’t sure what was going on. He couldn’t decide what to do with that guitar. The dancing was stressful to watch. And the glitter was a hot mess. I was praying to Jesus himself to make this musical end sooner.

1.0 star rating Jennifer Foster from Portland, Oregon


Worst musical/play I have ever seen! We would have walked out during intermission but the didn’t have one. Maybe they know they will lose a lot of the audience if they have an intermission! No one in our group could understand most of the words! The intense-strange dancing lady was so off putting… her dancing moves were way too much… so weird and just didn’t work at all! The corded microphones and guitars, with the pauses to get the cords straightened out and the guitar plugged in really ruined the magic of theater keeping the audience engaged in the magical feeling of a great live show! I left feeling like it was a total waste of our time and money. We had front row box seats. Should have saved our money, which is a shame as we were so excited to see the show! So disappointed!!!

1.0 star rating Linda from Indianapolis, Indiana


This was probably the worst musical I’ve ever had to endure. I should have joined the folks who were leaving 30 minutes into the show. If you didn’t know the story beforehand you could not have figured out what was going on. The lyrics were destroyed by the screeching that was supposed to pass for singing. The whole thing was very chaotic. Hand held mikes-really!?! Electric cables strung across stage. Guitars that seemed to confuse the actors. Gold glitter representing the whip lashes-horrible! A strange lady who seemed to be convulsing at odd moments throughout the entire play. This was an experience I just want to forget.

1.0 star rating Karen McCord Welsh from Indianapolis, indiana


I’ve seen this show 3 times—love it! This version was disappointing. Cast had great voices but not strong enough to make an impact. Costumes were blah and microphones were distracting. Seems they tried to modernize it and it didn’t work.

1.0 star rating Anthony from Cleveland’s fabulous Playhouse Square.


Wow! So many things were disappointing. Sound system was horrible, could only catch 1/4 of the lyrics. Jesus character wore a hoodie and a man bun. Really, a hoodie for Jesus? The character didn’t seem to have any gravitas. Mary had a nice voice but the wardrobe was terrible. I thought she looked liked she had on a genie costume. Looked like the whole cast was in sweats and rehearsal clothing. I could actually see some of the cast dancing in Nikes and Airbirds. Choreography was horrible.

1.0 star rating Debbie Thiry from Cleveland, Ohio


I saw this play many years ago in Cleveland and it was moving and emotional. This version was too caberet ish and modern. Did not know who some of the actors were portraying. Very disappointed in the interpretation of this story line.

1.0 star rating MIKE HIGGINS from Washington, District of Columbia


Saw this in New York in 1973. Loved it. This "modern/updated version" was terrible. The dancing and costumes were ridiculous and the music was butchered. The producers and director should be banned for life. What a travesty!

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